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Continuing Education

CTC Continuing Education registering for November classes

Registration for Continuing Education classes in November at Central Texas College (CTC) is underway now. A variety of non-credit classes in exercise, business, home décor, cooking and other topics are being offered. Some of the available classes include:

  • Written by Tim Fleischer

Battling Invasive Pests

USDA Provides Farm Bill Funding for Pest and Disease Management Programs

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 — U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today the allocation of $48.1 million, provided by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill), to projects across the country that will help to prevent the introduction or spread of plant pests and diseases that threaten America's agriculture economy and the environment.

  • Written by Super User

Supreme Court favors big donors -- again

Split ruling will allow donors to give in the millions

By John Michaelson

AUSTIN, Texas - Another important campaign finance decision handed down Wednesday by the U.S. Supreme Court is provoking both celebration and consternation across the country. 

 

  • Written by Super User

Brewer raises glass for clarity on Clean Water Act

Proposed rule could end decades-long battles

By John Michaelson, Texas News Service

AUSTIN, Texas - It's a plan to better protect the most vulnerable waters across the state and nation, and among those giving cheers are some Texas beer lovers.

  • Written by Super User
Green Lawns in Texas

Texas Drought | Help by Planting Seeds of Water

Native and Adapted Plants Help Keep Rivers Flowing

By John Michaelson

AUSTIN, Texas - With drought conditions persisting through the state, more Texans are discovering a solution in their backyards - and putting native plants into landscaping can pay off in more ways than one. 

  • Written by Super User
September is Suicide Awareness Month

Always Preventable: Suicide Awareness Month in Texas

A Troublesome Increase Among Middle-Aged Men

by John Michaelson

AUSTIN, Texas - September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and according to mental health experts, taking the steps to possibly save someone's life does not require any special skills or training. Melissa Heinen, who coordinates suicide prevention services, said people who are contemplating ending their own lives often speak out - and when they do, friends, family and neighbors need to listen and take action.

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DPS Announces Driver Responsibility Incentive Program

Discounts based on total household income

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is now offering eligible drivers with unpaid Driver Responsibility Program (DRP) surcharges significant reductions in fees owed as part of a new Incentive Program. In addition, drivers can now apply for the already existing Indigency Program and the new Incentive Program through one application process, which ensures that customers who are denied indigency status will automatically be considered for the Incentive Program if they are eligible.  Both programs were created by the Texas Legislature.

  • Written by Tim Fleischer
Fisher Lake

Texas reservoirs could reach all-time low

Written by Robert Burns, Texas A&M University

COLLEGE STATION – Within two weeks, reservoir water levels could reach an all-time low throughout the state, according to Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas State Climatologist in, College Station.

 

  • Written by Tim Fleischer

New traffic laws go into effect

New Traffic, Criminal Laws Take Effect Sept. 1

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today highlighted notable traffic and criminal laws that go into effect on Sept. 1, 2013.

“As a result of these new provisions, Texans now have additional protection while traveling our roadways, and individuals who disregard our laws will face tougher penalties for a variety of crimes,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “DPS encourages all residents to educate themselves about the laws affecting their lives and to do their part in keeping Texas safe.”

  • Written by Tim Fleischer
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Texas Unemployment Rate Declines for Fourth Consecutive Month

2012 concludes with nearly 11 million jobs in Texas

 

AUSTIN — Texas’ unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent in December, down from 6.2 percent in November and from 7.4 percent a year ago. This marked the fourth straight month that the unemployment rate in Texas has declined. Texas employers added 4,100 total nonfarm jobs in December for a total of 260,800 jobs added over the year. In December 2012, Texas employers reported 10,904,000 total nonfarm jobs.

  • Written by Super User

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